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Citation:  Crudden, A. & Steverson, A. (2018). Job retention and career advancement: VR agencies serving consumers with blindness or low vision and WIOA. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 84 (4),
Title:  Job retention and career advancement: VR agencies serving consumers with blindness or low vision and WIOA
Authors:  Crudden, A. & Steverson, A.
Year:  2018
Journal/Publication:  The Journal of Rehabilitation
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Association
Full text:  https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-567426015/job-retention-and-career...    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed in 2014, included provisions to promote job retention and career advancement for those person who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services. In order to improve many of their VR programs, the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) held listening sessions with stakeholders and partners, which ultimately exposed inconsistencies with VR policies and procedures in and throughout state VR programs. This study examines further into the job retention and career advancement services provided to persons who are blind or have low vision by VR agencies.
Findings:  The study found that in 2015, one-third of VR applicants who were blind or had low vision were competitively employed and 82% of those employed applicants retained or advanced in employment, though it is unclear whether or not those applicants sought to receive VR services.

Disabilities served:  Blindness
Visual impairment
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation